Lean Manufacturing is a powerful tool for improving productivity in Manufacturing (actually for many other business areas too).
We’ve created a series of articles that taken together provide a Free Lean Manufacturing Mini-Course to give you the tools and principes you need to understand what Lean Manufacturing is, what it can do for you, and how to go about implementing it.
Table of Contents
5S is all about the productivity implications of organization. A place for everything and everything in its place makes a big difference for manufacturing productivity.
Kaizen is about enrolling everyone from CEO on down to the cleaning staff in continuously making good changes. It is Lean Manufacturing’s approach to Continuous Improvement.
Standard Work, Standardized Work, and Standardized Work Instructions all refer to Lean Manufacturing’s approach to documenting and following Best Practices which are subject to continuous improvement as new ways to eliminate waste are discovered.
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